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Brain tumours

Tobey
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I have been diagnosed with brain tumour at the base of my scull that was on 15 th may ,was referred to the rhv,as of yet no appointment they said it could be August,I have light sensitivity and constant pain in back of my neck and nausea.i am worried it damaging my spinecord.can you tell me is this an exeptal time to wait to see a neurosurgeon.

Kelly A - Macmillan

Hi Tobey,

Thanks for getting in touch. It’s understandable to be worried about any symptoms getting worse.

If your referral to the neurosurgeon has been sent as urgent you would usually expect an appointment within 2 weeks.

We’d encourage you to get back in touch with your GP today. They will be able to confirm the type of referral they made. They will also be able to review your symptoms and support you better with these.

The out of hours NHS 111 service could also help if you are unable to speak to your GP.

I hope this helps. Please don’t hesitate to get back in touch if you have any further questions. Best wishes, Kelly (Macmillan Information Nurse Specialist).